assignment #4 part b #2

assignment #4 part b #2 - Part B: Audience Appeals (Ethos,...

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Part B: Audience Appeals (Ethos, Pathos, Logos) Death and Justice by Edward I. Koch is an argumentative paper in which the author effectively argues that capital punishment is not only a deterrent for crime, but also affirms the sanctity of life. Koch utilizes ethos, pathos and logos throughout his argument in order to appeal to his audience and support his claim. Koch appeals to logic by using logos. He provides sufficient evidence to support enough good reasons to support his claim. He also explains how his reasons support his claim, how his evidence supports his reasons and how his pieces of evidence relate to each other. Koch clearly states in his thesis that life is indeed precious, and that even after examining the arguments of his opponents, he still supports the death penalty. Koch’s argument is logical and arranged in a well-reasoned order supported by strong and credible factual evidence. Koch begins by telling the readers about the execution of Robert Lee Willie. Robert Lee Willie told his executioners that they were no better than he, if they continued the execution. Koch goes on to state that Robert Lee Willie only then understood the sanctity of life. Koch then placed his thesis in the third paragraph because he wanted to first show the reader that when faced with death, even the criminals
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assignment #4 part b #2 - Part B: Audience Appeals (Ethos,...

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